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I Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

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    A friend once told me,

    "people come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime."
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I don't believe everything happens

    for a reason however, I believe that we grow and learn from our hardships and tragedies in order to make better choices for ourselves and to live a life that is worth living.
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Sometimes, you can't know what you have lost

    until something else is taken away from you
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I believe that things happen at the will of our

    own being. God is not influencing us directly, we have free will, but rather it is ourselves whom cast events into play. Each person and individual's own thoughts, words, and actions give a physical effect on our enviroment. And God, he is at our core, so it's by our own accord...
    jaider01 jaider01 18-21, M Jun 15

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    He has been there for me

    since day one, even when I told him about all of the drama I was dealing with. he told me he wanted to help make me a better person... I have never had a friend be there for me as much as he has been and I am glad that I met him.. I am not sure why he decided to show up in my...
    tyeshamari tyeshamari 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 9

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    During my freshman year in hs,

    I applied to the Rotary Club student exchange program. I had applied because I wanted soooo badly to go overseas and visit places I have never been. There is something exciting about being in a place you never imagined, but only dreamed of being in. Finally they had to make a...
    sarahallison sarahallison 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    We all have a purpose.

    The trick is discovering and harvesting it.
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    Everything happens for some reason.

    I just wish I knew why. I wish I knew why my dad drank most of my childhood, why I never had any true friends, why I was bullied, why I became anorexic, why I'm depressed, why my brother is autistic, why he has so many melt downs, why my sister's having so much trouble, why I...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Knowing you can live without someone

    but not wanting to is the ultimate dilemma. Do you stay still due to a sense of safety, real or imagined? Do you leave, closing the door to a past that helped define you up until now? Change is something that is coveted by many but feared by everyone at the same time. How do...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 21 Responses May 28

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    People come into your life

    for a reason,a season or a lifetime. When u know which one it is,you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I joined EP in the winter to figure out some

    serious problems in my marriage. After much agonizing, I made the decision to divorce my husband of 11 years. The whole experience has been painful and stressful but the uncertainty of what happens next was probably the scariest part for me. I wasn't sure how I was going to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 16

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    You find the best people

    when you stop trying so hard to find the perfect ones. :)
    chris1225 chris1225 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    It's been a couple of years

    since i started believing this. I had so many experience dealing this kind of situation. When things got blurred i always said everything happens for a reason. But it brought me 2 ways. The good thing about it was positivity yet as years gone by i made it as an excuse...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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    but does the reason lead to more pain &

    struggle...... or does it serve a better purpose to show that every relationship is fragile & if not kept safe and sound will shatter into oblivion
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes, I truly believe this!

    I know that even the really difficult things must have a purpose, even if we might ever know what it is, we are always being tested in one way or another ... Our job is to remain faithful & keep pushing through the muck ...
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Jun 20

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    I strongly do, be it good

    or bad. The people that come into your life, the experiences (good and bad), they all happen for a reason. For example, my father was an alcoholic when I was a child and that was not a good experience but it made me realise that I shouldn't drink alcohol as addiction runs in...
    TheOtherOne17 TheOtherOne17 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 11

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    ICash ICash 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Finally went for dinner with three great

    friends I met in uni about 5-6 years ago. It was great to catch up. On our way to have after-dinner coffees, I bumped into another friend from uni. We talked for awhile to reminisce the old days. It's weird 'cause we weren't that close back then. So that was good. While having...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    When Sum One Hates You

    for no reason.................Give them a reason :P :D _!_
    jyjyb jyjyb 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When reflecting over my life the saying "I

    Believe Everything Happens for a Reason'" is like putting a puzzle together; piece by piece over decades. I wonder when the puzzle is complete, will it all make sense?
    ANELEGANTLADY ANELEGANTLADY 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    countrybeautiful countrybeautiful 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    I truly do. Everything is a part of

    who you are. Even people coming into your life or crossing paths. There can even be those rare people you meet and have an instant connection and very deep bond and feelings for very quickly. One person can alter and change your life for the better.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Thinking about what has happened in d past few

    days.. I'm thankful that I got to experience that negative side of people.. Now all iv gotta do is.. See Wat to learn from this Experience.. N Walk from then Even Stronger than Ever Before.
    Mittsie Mittsie 26-30, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    ok. I had a very odd experience today.

    I've been talking with a friend of mine who is a pastor at a local church. he's been helping me come to terms with my wife wanting to leave me. to the course of our discussions we managed to work a lot of things out and as I was getting ready to leave today I tell him that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 25

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    Everything happens for a reason

    and that's the reason I beleive in God so much. Three years ago, I was in such a miserable state. I was studying in the 11th std, and used to go to school more for the mid day meal than studies. Three meals a day was difficult. I stayed with my brother and family and everyday we...
    Mira97 Mira97 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    hi guys. yes I believe everything happens

    for a reason, but I can't figure out why this happened. Yes,this is really embarrassing. It happened with my mom. we were both at the park,and my mom wanted to sign up for this sport game thing. But here comes trouble- the lady that hated my moms guts was the host. I think my...
    lilygaga lilygaga 41-45, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If u call. A girl pretty she well forget in a

    hour. Call a girl. UGLY. She'll remember her entire life
    CookiePandas CookiePandas 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    Three years ago, a strange chain of events led

    me unexpectedly to the Facebook profile of the first girl that I ever truly loved. The one I lost and nearly killed myself over, more than 3 decades ago. She may have looked older, but I still recognised her in a heartbeat and it instantly induced the same racing pulse...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 3

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    Ride On A Train.

    Today is like every other day. I board the train quickly-can't be late. I choose a seat near the back. Few sit there. The light is broken, but that's fine. I don't need a light today. Alone I sit, lost in my thoughts, swirling, swirling. ..A slight noise startles me back to...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 16 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Ok tell me if this sounds like a coincidence me

    and my ex dated for 4 years been broken up for a 1 we stayed in contact both hoping to get back together unfortunately I couldn't get rid of my rebound so he is now in a relationship I am now single but he is now in a relationship and appears to be happy, at work I prayed and...
    LoveSation LoveSation 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 20

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    Played for a fool. However,

    I suspected it the whole time. And I enjoyed every minute of it. Check please! See you around guys ...
    kickingDali kickingDali 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Yes everything happens

    for a reason but sometimes the hard part is finding the reason
    Larapshasuraka Larapshasuraka 18-21, F 8 Responses May 5

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    I do believe everything happens

    for a reason. My dad died when I was about 5 or 6 and I only have one memory of being with him. But I'm thankful because I at least remember him. I know that it's hard for my mom to raise 5 kids and she'll give her last penny to make us...
    searching4him searching4him 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 25

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    I have a few friends making the same mistake

    over and over again with men. They lose themselves in a relationship. I've tried to explain. I've been there but have learned the signs. Jealous? You're doing something wrong. Need a companion 24/7, you lack confidence. There's many things I've noted. I've been there, like I...
    MissCalculated MissCalculated 31-35, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 50 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    "I was told once that

    when we are given a lesson and we do not learn from the first experience, we continually get the same lesson given to us, and each time we need to face it, it grows, it gets bigger and bigger, we get hurt more and more, until the day comes and we realize what we are doing we...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    I believe I am going back to my old self

    where I just, just become Isolated and alone I can feel it coming it took me so long to trust people and make friends now it turns out I am alone again.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 12 Responses Jun 22

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    ksbc ksbc 31-35, F 16 Responses Jun 19

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    We don't meet people by accident.

    They are meant to cross our path for a reason...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 5

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    Have you ever just sat down

    and thought..... Damn I've been through a lot of **** in my life so far.....
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 10 Responses Apr 28

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    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    i just want to be happy.

    Is that too much to ask for?
    bgirl24 bgirl24 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 22

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    I think I fixed your marriage It was broken .

    .. You had been tossed aside for over a year ... When we had our first date When you said wow As you walked up my steps You were so relieved that you were taller than me until I put on my heels I thought you were such a gentlemen to open the care door for me. We had such a...
    momacods momacods 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Like the time my KFC meal's price got raised by

    $1. Now i gotta work for it. I now love it so much more
    halfsuperbat halfsuperbat 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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